Individuals interested in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy and research can visit the MAPS Public Benefit Corp Therapy Training webpage to sign up for the training newsletter to receive updates on training opportunities and view application procedures and requirements for the MDMA Therapy Training Program.
The MAPS PBC Therapy Provider Connect Portal is a community discussion forum for therapy providers, physicians, and facilities to connect with one another to develop a site or treatment staff, in order to become eligible to participate in a MAPS Public Benefit Corp MDMA PTSD protocol.
Another training opportunity for practitioners interested in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy is the CIIS Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research Certificate. Additionally, there are alternative therapeutic approaches available now that can be complementary to psychedelic-assisted therapy, such as Internal Family Systems, Holotropic Breathwork, Hakomi, and Somatic Experiencing.
Other useful experiences on the path to becoming a psychedelic therapist may include volunteering to provide psychedelic peer harm reduction through the Zendo Project, opportunities to work with the individuals at the end of life as a chaplain or death doula, mediating peer support groups, or supporting individuals impacted by trauma.
Information for students interested in the field of psychedelic therapy and research can be found on the MAPS website.
Recommended Reading List
Consciousness Medicine: Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expanded States of Consciousness for Healing and Growth by Françoise Bourzat and Kristina Hunter
The Healing Journey: Pioneering Approaches to Psychedelic Therapy by Claudio Naranjo
The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace by Jack Kornfield
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
From Fixation to Freedom: The Enneagram of Liberation by Eli Jaxon-Bear
Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide by David Daniels and Virginia Price
Doing Not Doing: A Facilitator’s Guide by Tav Sparks
Body-Centered Psychotherapy by Ron Kurtz
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
Soulcollage: An Intuitive Collage Process for Individuals and Groups by Seena B. Frost
Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them by Hans Biedermann
Right Use Of Power: The Heart of Ethics by Cedar Barstow
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine
The Inner World of Trauma by Donald Kalsched
Additional Reading Focused on Cultural Trauma and Culturally Informed Care
Toward Psychologies of Liberation by Mary Watkins and Helene Schulman
Embodied Social Justice by Rae Johnson
Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy by Robin DiAngelo
The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel